the albumoaa · usphs rep capt h. john wirth, usphs (ret) (505) 866-5943 [email protected] ski...

of 16 /16
We have had a very busy two months since the 2015 Legislative Session closed. Our members have been very active with our Chapter Programs. Chapter JROTC/ROTC Awards: I want to thank all the members who volunteered to be presenters in 2015. I want to especially thank Mike Cochrane (CDR USN Ret) for all his efforts in chairing this process and making it a success. We presented the MOAA Medal and Certificate to 17 Cadets/Midshipmen in 14 High Schools and the 3 ROTC programs at UNM (Army, Navy & Air Force). The High Schools included: Del Norte, Laguna-Acoma, V. Sue Cleveland, Valley, Volcano Vista, Sandia, Highland, Rio Rancho, Grants, El Dorado, Albuquerque, West Mesa, Manzano and Moriarty. Tours Group: Thanks to Karen and Judy tours were organized to the Santa Fe School of Cooking/Museum Hill in April and a major trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in May. If you have never traveled with the Tours Group you are missing out on a great experience. Ski Club: Had their final trip end of March to Monarch Mountain and their end of year ski party in April at the NM Veterans Memorial. Thanks to the leadership of Reg Rider (BrigGen USAF Ret) there is a waiting list to get on Ski Club outings. Breakfast Club: Phil Messuri and his group put on a very informative (Continued on page 3) Table of Contents Presidents Message ············ 1 Directors/Officers/Vols ···· 2 Chapter Endowment ·········· 3 Taps ···································· 4 Important Contacts ············ 5 Policies ······························· 6 Ski Club News ···················· 7 Tours Club News ··············· 8 Chapter Scholarship ·········· 9 Auxiliary/Survivors ··········· 9 Ski Club Pictures ·············· 10 Tours Club Pictures·········· 11 Membership Matters ······· 12 Breakfast Club ·················· 12 Military Coalition Lunch · 13 NM VIC····························· 13 Chapter Giving Program ·· 15 Work Days Vets Memorial15 Member Application ······ 16 Advertisers Sandia Area FCU ················ 6 Home Team Realty ············· 7 USAA ································ 14 Printed Newsletter Awards: Winner 1983, 1991, 1992, 2007, 2008; Printed Newsletter 1st Runner Up: 1993, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2011 Electronic Newsletter Awards: Winner 2003; First Runner Up 2004 Web Site Awards: Winner 2003, 2004, 2007 - 2009; First Runner Up 2006; 2nd Runner Up 2011 President’s Message June—July 2015 Volume XXXVI, No. 3 THE ALBUMOAA The Military Officers Association of America Albuquerque, New Mexico Chapter Five star Chapter 2002 - 2013

Author: others

Post on 05-Jul-2020

0 views

Category:

Documents


0 download

Embed Size (px)

TRANSCRIPT

  • We have had a very busy two months since

    the 2015 Legislative Session closed. Our

    members have been very active with our Chapter

    Programs.

    Chapter JROTC/ROTC Awards: I want to

    thank all the members who volunteered to be

    presenters in 2015. I want to especially thank

    Mike Cochrane (CDR USN Ret) for all his efforts

    in chairing this process and making it a success.

    We presented the MOAA Medal and Certificate to

    17 Cadets/Midshipmen in 14 High Schools and the 3 ROTC programs at

    UNM (Army, Navy & Air Force). The High Schools included: Del Norte,

    Laguna-Acoma, V. Sue Cleveland, Valley, Volcano Vista, Sandia,

    Highland, Rio Rancho, Grants, El Dorado, Albuquerque, West Mesa,

    Manzano and Moriarty.

    Tours Group: Thanks to Karen and Judy tours were organized to the

    Santa Fe School of Cooking/Museum Hill in April and a major trip to the

    North Rim of the Grand Canyon in May. If you have never traveled with

    the Tours Group you are missing out on a great experience.

    Ski Club: Had their final trip end of March to Monarch Mountain and

    their end of year ski party in April at the NM Veterans Memorial. Thanks

    to the leadership of Reg Rider (BrigGen USAF Ret) there is a waiting list

    to get on Ski Club outings.

    Breakfast Club: Phil Messuri and his group put on a very informative

    (Continued on page 3)

    Table of Contents Presidents Message ············ 1

    Directors/Officers/Vols ···· 2

    Chapter Endowment ·········· 3

    Taps ···································· 4

    Important Contacts ············ 5

    Policies ······························· 6

    Ski Club News ···················· 7

    Tours Club News ··············· 8

    Chapter Scholarship ·········· 9

    Auxiliary/Survivors ··········· 9

    Ski Club Pictures ·············· 10

    Tours Club Pictures·········· 11

    Membership Matters ······· 12

    Breakfast Club ·················· 12

    Military Coalition Lunch · 13

    NM VIC ····························· 13

    Chapter Giving Program ·· 15

    Work Days Vets Memorial15

    Member Application ······ 16

    Advertisers

    Sandia Area FCU ················ 6

    Home Team Realty ············· 7

    USAA ································ 14

    Printed Newsletter Awards: Winner 1983, 1991, 1992, 2007, 2008;

    Printed Newsletter 1st Runner Up: 1993, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2011

    Electronic Newsletter Awards: Winner 2003; First Runner Up 2004

    Web Site Awards: Winner 2003, 2004, 2007 - 2009; First Runner Up 2006; 2nd Runner Up 2011

    President’s Message

    June—July 2015 Volume XXXVI, No. 3

    THE ALBUMOAA The Military Officers Association of America

    Albuquerque, New Mexico Chapter

    Five star Chapter 2002 - 2013

  • 2

    President LTC Walter Paul USA (Ret)

    (505) 331-9047 [email protected]

    1st Vice President

    Col Frederic Brown, USAF (Ret) (505) 856-1927

    [email protected]

    2nd VP-Programs LCDR Edwin L Brawley, Jr. USN (Ret)

    (505) 400-4562 [email protected]

    Secretary

    Frances Spallina (505) 822-9642

    [email protected]

    Treasurer Lt Col Clint Whisonant USAF (Ret)

    (505) 299-4836 [email protected]

    Immediate Past President

    COL Roger W Mickelson, USA (Ret ) (505) 332-9273 [email protected]

    Navy Rep

    LCDR David E Mathis, USN (Ret) (505) 400-4562

    [email protected]

    Marine Corps Rep Col Charles E Wood, USMCR (Ret )

    (505) 332-8268 [email protected]

    Army Rep

    LTC Warner W Talso, USA (Ret) (505) 235-8495 [email protected]

    Air Force Rep

    BrigGen Regner Rider, USAF (Ret) (505) 828-3010

    [email protected]

    US Coast Guard Rep CWO4 James J Levesque, USCG (Ret)

    (505) 792-9307 [email protected]

    USPHS Rep

    CAPT H. John Wirth, USPHS (Ret) (505) 866-5943

    [email protected]

    Ski Club Rep

    BrigGen Regner C Rider, USAF (Ret) (505) 828-3010 [email protected]

    Breakfast Club

    Lt Col Philip Messuri USAF (Ret) (505) 798-6941 [email protected] Golf Club Rep VACANT

    Tours Club Reps

    Karen Brown (505) 856-1927 [email protected] Judy Keppler (505) 293-5274 [email protected] Chaplain (Vacant)

    Historian (Vacant)

    ROTC/Awards CDR Michael J Cochrane, USN (Ret) (806) 790-0933 [email protected] Finance Lt Col Clint Whisonant (USAF) Ret (505) 299-4836 [email protected] Legislative Affairs Capt David A Coulie, USAF (Ret) (505) 856-7440 [email protected] Membership Directory Karen Brown (505) 856-1927 [email protected] Auxiliary/Survivors Rep & Liaison Mary Kay Olson (505) 836-7840 [email protected] Nominating LtCol Michael A O’Dell, USAF (Ret) (505) 797-2386 [email protected] Consumer Advisory Board (Vacant) Veterans’ Memorial Rep Lt Col Clint Whisonant USAF (Ret) (505) 299-4836 [email protected] Membership Recruitment CAPT H. John Wirth, USPHS (Ret) (505) 866-5943 [email protected] Personal Affairs Col David A Camacho, USAF (Ret) (505) 275-0532 [email protected]

    Auxiliary/Survivors Rep & Liaison Mary Kay Olson (505) 836-7840

    [email protected]

    United Veterans Council LTC Walter Paul USA (Ret) (505) 331-9047 [email protected] Editor, ALBUMOAA Capt. William C. Walters, USAFR (Ret) (505) 822-0899 [email protected]

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]

  • 3

    program every month. This was especially in

    evidence in April, when Roger Mickelson (COL USA

    Ret) spoke on the subject of World War IV (Facing

    the Reality of War against Islamic Extremism). If

    you have never attended the last Wednesday of

    the month get-togethers at Weck's (3913

    Louisiana NE, ABQ), give it a try.

    Our Chapter past president, Roger Mickelson,

    and I participated in the Council of Chapters

    meeting in Santa Fe on 2 May. The main topic of

    discussion was the Legislative session and what

    we, as part of the Military/Veterans community,

    need to do differently to get priority passage for

    Military/Veterans Legislation in the 2016 legislative

    session. We are very lucky to have Dave Coulie

    (Capt USAF Ret) and Max Hoffman (LTC USA Ret)

    spearheading the MOAA legislative efforts.

    Finally, on a more somber note, on 23 May we

    held our annual MOAA Chapter Memorial Service

    for Chapter members who had passed in the

    previous year +. We remembered and celebrated

    the lives of 22 members at the NM Veterans

    Memorial.

    Thank you all for your active participation in

    the Chapter and I look forward to meeting many

    of you at upcoming events in 2015.

    Sincerely,

    Walter

    Walter Paul, LTC (USA Retired) Chapter President

    (Continued from page 1)

    In 2012 Chapter established the Albuquerque

    Chapter of MOAA Endowment at the Albuquerque

    Community Foundation (ACF) to enhance our

    current, and especially our future, ability to

    contribute to worthy charitable organizations that

    help our military personnel, veterans and their

    families. The endowment was initiated in late

    January of 2012 and has grown well as a result of

    contributions and the growth in the investments.

    The Board has adopted a policy of using the

    annual distributable amount to increase our Giving

    in each year. For those who are so inclined, gifts

    can be made to the Chapter Endowment as a part

    of a member’s estate or as part of a yearly

    donation. More information about the annual

    performance and use of the distribution will be

    published in a future ALBUMOAA. For questions,

    the Chapter point of contact is the treasurer, Clint

    Whisonant, [email protected] or 505-410-

    1417 (cell).

    mailto:[email protected]

  • 4

    Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of those who have passed to their eternal rest. May all

    those who grieve be comforted.

    Col James B Myers, USAF Ret – 10 March 2015

    Jane P Talso – 3 March 2014 (wife of LTC Warner W Talso, USA Ret)

    Jacqueline White – 4 May 2015 (wife of Col James P White, USAF Ret)

  • 5

    Congressional Switchboard –toll free– provided by MOAA ............................................................................................... 1-877-762-8762

    Senator Martin Heinrich ......................................................................................................................................... http://heinrich.senate.gov/

    Washington Office: B40D Dirksen Senate Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20510 (202)224-5521

    (800)443-8658

    Albuquerque Office: 625 Silver Ave. SW Ste 130, Albuquerque, NM 87102 ............................................................... (505)346-6601

    Senator Tom Udall .................................................................................................................................................. http://tomudall.senate.gov/

    Washington Office: 110 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 ............................ (202)224-6621

    Albuquerque Office: 219 Central Ave. NW Ste 210, Albuquerque, NM 87102 ............................................................. (505)346-6791

    Congressman Michelle Lujan-Grisham ........................................................................................................... http://lujangrisham.house.gov

    Washington Office: 214 Cannon House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 ............................................................... (202)225-6316

    Albuquerque: 505 Marquette NW Ste 1605, Albuquerque, NM 87102 .......................................................................... (505)346-6781

    Congressman Steve Pearce..................................................................................................... .............................. http://pearce.house.gov/

    Washington Office: 2432 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 ..................................................... ....... (202)225-2365

    Los Lunas Office: 3445 Lambros Loop NE, Los Lunas, NM 87031 ................................................................. .............. (855)473-2723

    Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, Jr................................................................................................ ............................ http://lujan.house.gov/

    Washington Office: 330 Cannon House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 ....................................................... ........ (202)225-6190

    Rio Rancho Office: 3200 Civic Center NE Ste 330, Rio Rancho, NM 87144 ....................................................... .......... (505)994-0499

    MOAA National HQ: 20 N. Washington St. Alexandria, VA 22314 .. ........................................ http://www.moaa.org/ 1-800-234-6622

    MOAA Legislative Alerts ............................................................................................................................. http://capwiz.com/moaa/home/

    Albuquerque Chapter of MOAA .........................................................................................................................http://www.albumoaa.org/

    DD-214 On line………………………………………………………………………………………… ............. http://vetrecs.archives.gov/

    Kirtland AFB ………………..http://www.kirtland.af.mil/ ……………...……………………. .............. (505)846-0011 OR (505)853-0011

    Pharmacy Refills: .......................................................................................................................................................................... 846-5770

    Casualty Assistance: ....................................................................................................................................................................................

    Kirtland Casualty Assistance Office: ................................................................................................................................ 846-5508

    Retiree Office (BRAVO): ................................................................................................................................................... 846-1536

    Military ID Card Service: (serving all branches, military retirees, dependents and survivors) ............................................ 846-5431

    Will Preparation/Change: (retirees, dependents, survivors by appointment only)................................................................. 846-4217

    http://bingaman.senate.gov/http://domenici.senate.gov/http://www.tomudall.house.gov/http://pearce.house.gov/http://lujan.house.gov/http://www.moaa.org/http://capwiz.com/moaa/home/http://www.albumoaa.org/http://vetrecs.archives.gov/http://www.kirtland.af.mil/

  • 6

    T h e A l b u q u e r q u e

    Chapter of MOAA is not

    a s s o c i a t e d w i t h t h e

    Department of Defense. This

    Newsletter is published bi-monthly. Views

    expressed in articles or editorials in this Newsletter

    are not necessarily the views of the Chapter nor do

    they reflect its policies. Publication of

    advertisements or mention of any commercial

    businesses does not constitute Chapter

    endorsement. Comments , suggestions and articles

    of interest are welcomed.

    Send to: Bill Walters, 6629 Orphelia Ave NE,

    Albuquerque, NM 87109; phone 822-0899 or by e-

    mail: [email protected]

  • 7

    PRESIDENT: Reg Rider, [email protected] VICE-PRESIDENT: Ron Salley, [email protected] TREASURER: Bill Dettmer, [email protected] MEMBERSHIP: Karen Brown, [email protected]

    We officially celebrated the end of the 2014-

    2015 ski season on Sunday, April 19th, with a great

    party at the NM Veteran’s Memorial. Eighty of our

    members attended and enjoyed and evening of

    visiting, viewing over ninety pictures of the ski

    trips and some great barbeque from Mr.

    Powdrell’s.

    The 2015-2016 season is show below. Most of

    the trips you will recognize as yearly standards.

    We had some great fun at Breckenridge & Vail this

    year staying on the mountain. This year

    Steamboat is back in that slot AND with lodging at

    the Ptarmigan Inn on the mountain. Come join

    us in August to get your name on some great

    trips.

    December 11-13 2015 (Friday p.m.

    – Sunday) – WOLF CREEK:

    Coach transportation, lodging at

    The Springs Resort & Spa, Pagosa

    Springs, CO

    Trip Chair: Tonya Bush, 807-1270;

    [email protected]

    Co-Chair: Karen Brown, 856-1927;

    [email protected]

    January 8-10, 2016 (Friday p.m. –

    Sunday) – PURGATORY:

    Coach transportation, lodging at

    Durango Lodge, CO

    Trip Chair: Phil Vitale, 298-6765;

    [email protected]

    Co-Chair: Ron Salley, 798-9904;

    [email protected]

    January 23-26, 2016 (Saturday a.m. –

    Tuesday) – TELLURIDE:

    Coach transportation, lodging at

    Victorian Inn, Telluride, CO

    Trip Chair: Helena Strati, 798-1564;

    [email protected]

    Co-Chair: Jim Eddings, 822-0714;

    [email protected]

    February 2-6, 2016 (Sunday a.m.

    – Thursday) – STEAMBOAT

    SPRINGS

    Coach transportation, lodging at

    the Ptarmigan Inn at Steamboat,

    CO

    Trip Chair: Karen Brown, 856-1927;

    [email protected]

    Co-Chair: Judy Chreist, 269-8742;

    [email protected]

    February 21-24, 2016 (Sunday

    a.m. – Wednesday) – CRESTED

    BUTTE:

    Coach transportation, lodging at

    Old Town Inn, Crested Butte, CO

    Trip Chair: Jack Menako, 797-1935;

    [email protected]

    Co-Chair: Tonya Bush, 807-1270;

    [email protected]

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]://www.skitown.com/featuredresort/linktrack.cfm?areacode=co29&id=123&url=http://www.DurangoMountainResort.commailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]

  • 8

    & Hot Springs, Ouray, CO. Cost also includes

    one-way ride on Durango & Silverton Narrow

    Gauge Railroad (Durango to Silverton),

    D&SNGRR Museum & Railroad Yard Tour, a

    visit to Box Canyon Falls (Ouray), etc. A total of

    $200/person is due now; balance is due August

    1, 2015. Non-members please add $5/person

    guest fee, unless family/houseguest. To date, we

    have 39 participants with spaces for 4 more.

    * Mail above payments (made out to

    Albuquerque MOAA Tours) to Karen

    Brown at 962 Antelope NE, 87122.

    For further information, call Karen at

    856-1927; email

    [email protected] or Judy

    Keppler at 293-5274;

    [email protected]

    Cancellation of any trip/event may result in

    loss of money, unless space is filled.

    Note: These prices/trip details are subject to

    small changes. You will be notified of any

    change.

    2016 MOAA TRIPS PLANNED BY SUN TOURS

    FOR MOAA:

    March 14-30, 2016 (17 days)

    – NEW ZEALAND/

    AUSTRALIA: This adventure is

    planned for MOAA Tours by

    SUN TOURS & will also be

    offered to their clients in April.

    Cost is $7,497/person (double occupancy) with

    $200/person deposit to hold your space

    (refundable until December 10). All payments go

    to SUN TOURS, 4300 San Mateo NE, Suite B155,

    (Continued on page 9)

    Our day trip to Santa

    Fe in April was great,

    especially the SF

    School of Cooking &

    the Spanish Colonial

    Art Museum! Be sure

    to see pictures in this

    issue & also on

    MOAA’s Website www.albumoaa.org (click on

    Photo Gallery in left-hand column). We’re

    looking forward to visiting Antelope Canyon &

    Bryce Canyon/North Grand Canyon National Parks.

    Be sure to join us at our annual Tours Hors

    d’oeuvre Party in June 14. There are still a few

    spaces available in our Durango Train/Ouray

    Colors tour in September. Couples & singles are

    welcome!

    June 14, 2015 (Sunday), 5:00

    p.m.: MOAA TOURS’ ANNUAL

    HORS D’OEUVRE PARTY at the

    NM Veterans Memorial,

    (Louisiana, just north of Gibson).

    Everyone please bring your favorite hors d’oeuvre

    to share. Beverages provided. Casual dress. Karl

    Storch from Sun Tours will be there to discuss our

    upcoming 2016 trips (details below). All interested

    MOAA members (couples & singles) interested in

    joining any of our tours are welcome! Or just

    come to socialize!

    * September 21-23, 2015 –

    DURANGO/OURAY COLORS

    with DURANGO & SILVERTON

    NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD

    (D&SNGRR): The double occupancy cost is

    $350/person, which includes Herrera coach

    transportation, 1 night at BW Plus Rio Grande

    Inn, Durango, CO; 1 night at Box Canyon Lodge

    http://www.albumoaa.org/Documents/DocsList3/1-Sun%20Tours%20New%20Zealand-Australia%20flyer.pdf

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]://www.albumoaa.org/http://www.albumoaa.org/Documents/DocsList3/1-Sun%20Tours%20New%20Zealand-Australia%20flyer.pdf

  • 9

    Albuquerque NM, 87110. For reservations &

    information, please call 889-8888. Cancellation

    Insurance is recommended.

    Click on the link provided at the bottom of page 8

    for a New Zealand/Australia detailed flyer.

    August 22-30, 2016 – NEW YORK CITY TOUR:

    More details to follow.

    Karen Brown and Judy Keppler have planned

    many events and trips. Read about them in

    another part of this Newsletter.

    The Ski Club had a wonderful year. Come join

    us next year. Reg Rider is the President.

    Watch for the opportunity to come to the

    Memorial to either greet people who visit or to

    help trim the roses with the crew led by Chuck

    Wood.

    The Military Coalition Luncheon continues each

    month. Contacts are Marvin and Frances Spallina.

    Encourage your friends to become members of

    Albuquerque Chapter of MOAA so you will be up to

    date on everything that is happening in this great

    organization.

    You are entitled to your sponsors NM Property

    Tax exclusion. Also when you renew your car

    license make sure that they know that you are

    entitled to a reduction as a survivor.

    Mary Kay

    Your Auxiliary Representative: Mary Kay Olson 505-836-7840

    [email protected]

    We had 4 people apply for our MOAA

    Scholarship. All are excellent. They have been

    passed on to the committee consisting of : Walter

    Paul, President of MOAA, Reg Rider, Bonnie

    Eddings, Roger Michelson, Linda Davis and Mary

    Kay Olson.

    These people are listing 1 – 4 to bring to the

    MOAA Board at their June meeting. The letters

    will go out after the Board votes.

    Thank you for supporting this excellent

    opportunity.

    mailto:[email protected]

  • 10

    Ski Club End of Year Party Pictures

    April Birthday Guys - Fred Green & Fred Brown

    Beth, Rick, Matt, Pam, Claire, Mark & Julianne

    Powdrell's Buffet - Phil, Redd, Randy, Ruth & others

    Suzan & Reinhard & others

    For more Ski Club information click on the link below. http://www.albumoaa.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=8

    http://www.albumoaa.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=8

  • 11

    Link to ALBUMOAA web site Tours and Events Information:

    http://www.albumoaa.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=7

    Tours Club Santa Fe School of Cooking Pictures

    SF Botanical Garden - Lucille, Norah, Alice, Soni,

    SF School of Cooking - Chef Michelle Roetzer with Chipotle Spinach & Goat

    Cheese Quiche

    SF School of Cooking - Soni, Sandy, Linda, Margaret

    Spanish Colonial Art Museum - Docent Kay Lewis

    http://www.albumoaa.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=7

  • 12

    MOAA Legislative Action Alerts: http://capwiz.com/moaa/home/

    When: Wed, June 24, 2015

    and

    Wed, July 29, 2015

    7:30am – 9:00am

    Where: Weck's at Louisiana Blvd and

    Montgomery

    Speaker: See below.

    Cost: Individual checks

    Hosted: MOAA

    Reservations not required.

    Contact: Phil Messuri, 798 6942

    [email protected]

    June 24: Bruce Seligman – MOAA Member: Morgan Stanley investment advisor and broker with 50 years of investment management experience. Investing today based upon many world issues. July 29: Janice Wilson of Compassion & Choices NM – thanks to MOAA member Sheila Richmond. Start the Conversation about Advance Healthcare Planning - Talking about death does not make you dead! But it can be difficult. What decisions about your healthcare can you make now? Who will carry out your wishes? Let’s explore how to start the conversation with family and friends. This is a non-religious, free presentation with handouts for you to take home and complete. Do you know of a Possible Speaker? Please contact Phil Messuri, Lt Col, USAF (Ret) at: [email protected] or at work at 798-6942. Come Hungry – Separate checks CHECKS NO LONGER HAVE THE TIP INCLUDED

    (Continued on page 13)

    Membership Stats (as of May 15)

    Regular – 306

    Auxiliary - 52

    Associate - 82

    Total – 440

    A warm welcome to the following new member &

    their spouses:

    Regular

    LT Thomas O Berge, USN Res

    Col Michele K LaMontagne, NMANG Act (Tanya)

    CW3 Filiberto M Pacheco, USA Ret (Ginette)

    CWO3 Robert L Pacheco, USCG Ret (Maria)

    LTC Warner W Talso, USA (Ret)

    Associate

    Jane P Sours

    Auxiliary/Survivor

    Karen T Campbell

    If you would like an electronic copy of the

    Chapter’s Membership Directory in Word, contact

    Karen Brown, [email protected] & she will e

    -mail it to you as an attachment

    (free). Remember that you can also access the

    Member Directory online at www.albumoaa.org

    after you login. Be sure to let Karen know if you

    have any problems logging in.

    http://capwiz.com/moaa/home/mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]://www.albumoaa.org/

  • 13

    Please visit the link below for information about

    the Military Coalition Luncheons.

    Link to web site calendar: http://albumoaa.org/modules.php?name=Event_Calendar

    The New Mexico Veterans Integration Center provides transition and training services to assist homeless veterans to become productive members of our community. This is a 501 (c) (3) charitable service organization highly worthy of our support. They seek monetary and other donations for those who qualify for acceptance into their intense training program, including:

    *Men: Underwear (new, size medium-2XL) Socks (new) Shirts (dress and casual) (Medium-5XL) Pants (Medium-5XL or 32-50) Shoes (Gently used dress and casual) sizes 7.5-14 *Women: Underwear (new, size 5-9) Socks (new) Shirts (dress and casual) (small-2XL) Pants (small-2X or 4-24) Shoes (gently used dress and casual) sizes 5-10 Toiletries: Any travel size

    Food Items Needed: Non-perishables Dairy Breads Fresh fruit and vegetables Furniture and Household Items: Beds (to include: box springs and frames), (gently used) Twin-Queen Dressers Side Tables Lamps Couches (size: 2-3 cushion) Sofa beds (size: 2-3 cushion) Chairs Kitchen Tables and Chairs (up to 4 people) Pots and Pans Dishes Silverware Small kitchen appliances (to include but not limited to the following: microwaves, coffee pots, can openers) TVs (27” to 32” only)

    Any donated items that can’t directly be used by veteran-trainees are offered for sale in periodic “garage sales” conducted at their facility just west of Tramway Blvd on the south side of Central Avenue (13032 Central Ave SE). Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

    The October 2015 MOAA Breakfast Meeting will be the last one that Phil will attend on a regular basis. Marsha Thole can host some meetings n the future but not all. In order for MOAA Breakfasts to continue in a smooth manner in 2016 and beyond, another volunteer or two will be needed to act as host/hostess. Also, MOAA members other than Phil will need to make arrangements with prospective speakers. Phil is willing to work with this person(s) to get the announcements into the MOAA web system. Please contact Phil at 798-6942 if you are interested in contributing to the continuation of the MOAA Breakfasts.

    (Continued from page 12)

    http://albumoaa.org/modules.php?name=Event_Calendar

  • 14

  • 15

    The Albuquerque Chapter has been approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity. Each year the program has grown as the Ski Club, Tours, special projects, and individual donors contribute sizable amounts. Many members donate in conjunction with their dues payment. Donors may contribute to the overall Giving Program, or they may specify their donation to one of the causes listed below. Charitable Giving Program (Unspecified) General John S. Lekson Memorial ROTC Awards Fund ROTC Senior MOAA Memberships Blue Star Mothers Gold Star Mothers, Albuquerque Chapter Honor Flight of Northern NM NM VA Medical Center The Wounded Warriors Project NM Fallen Warriors Ceremony Since the last edition, the Charitable Giving Program received donations associated with dues payment from 15 people for a total of $276. The donors were:

    Aulbach, Albert E Black, Angeline (Angie) Cantergiani, Rita Carmany, Emily B Dearr, Marvin D Francis-Beckstrom, Dorothy Herrmann-Hughes, Mary Kumashiro, Tom Mendenhall, Mary Lou Napoleon, Audrey L O’Neal, Tracy L Stynes, Phillip A Talso, Warner Trennel, Anthony J Wolf, Helmut

    Send your donations to Albuquerque Chapter of MOAA P.O. Box 5071 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185

    One of the Albuquerque Chapter, MOAA’s six

    purposes is to support veteran's memorials and

    monuments. In keeping with that purpose, MOAA

    will conduct work days at the New Mexico

    Veterans Memorial once a month on Fridays, doing

    work in the area of rose pruning and grounds

    maintenance. We meet in front of the main

    building at the Veterans Memorial Park (Louisiana

    just north of Gibson). The times will be from 0900

    to 1200 except for the summer months of June,

    July and August when the times will be from 0830

    to 1130. Please bring pruning shears, gloves and

    anything else that you think might be needed.

    Water will be provided. In order to be able to plan

    ahead, the schedule for the remainder of the year

    is as follows:

    Friday, June 19

    Friday, July 24

    Friday, August 21

    Friday, September 18

    Friday, October 16

    If you have any questions, please contact

    Chuck Wood at [email protected]

    or 332-8268.

    mailto:[email protected]

  • 16

    The Albuquerque Chapter MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA P. O. Box 5071 Albuquerque, NM 87185 CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED

    Non-Profit Org U.S. POSTAGE

    PAID ALBUQUERQUE, NM

    PERMIT NO. 903

    MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM Albuquerque Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America

    Eligible for membership: Commissioned or Warrant Officers, or their Surviving Spouses Army—Marine Corps—Navy—Air Force—Coast Guard—Public Health Service—National

    Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Regular-Reserve-National Guard-Active Duty-Retired-Former Officers

    Please Print Clearly

    _____Enroll me as a REGULAR MEMBER at $24.00 for one year. _____Enroll me as an AUXILIARY MEMBER (as the surviving spouse of a deceased officer) at $12.00 for one year. _____Enroll me as a ASSOCIATE MEMBER (non-military) at $15.00 for one year. _____Enroll me for FREE Membership for remainder of current year as REGULAR or AUXILIARY applicant who will receive the Newsletter only electronically. I wish to donate $______ to the Chapter’s Giving Program, and my check includes this amount. I realize that the donation is Federal and State tax-free. ____________________________________________________ _______________ _______________ ________________________________ First Name Middle Initial Last Name Rank Service Spouse’s Name ______________________________________ ______________________ ______ _________________ ________________________________ Street Apt City State ZIP+4 Telephone Numbers E-Mail Address: _______________________________________________ National Membership Number: ________________________________

    (___Active Duty, ___Retired, ___Former Officer) (___Regular, ___Reserve, ___National Guard) (___Male, ___Female)

    Would you be willing to assist in the operation of the Albuquerque Chapter of MOAA? If so, what would be your main area of interest? ___Legislative Affairs, ___Public Relations, ___Membership, ___Scholarship & Award, ___Personal Affairs, ___Legal Counsel ___Newsletter, ___Chaplain, ___Finance, ___Programs & Activities, ___Data Processing ____ Other ____________________________, Other____________________________________,

    Do you have an interest in any of the following clubs: ___Breakfast Club, ___Ski Club, ___Tours/Events, ___Golf Please make check payable to: Albuquerque Chapter, MOAA Mail to: Membership, Albuquerque Chapter, MOAA P.O. Box 5071 Applicant’s Signature:___________________________________ Date:__________________ Albuquerque, NM 87185-5071 MOAA Membership Application Form 01-10 Visit us on the web at www.albumoaa.org